Reference Plane Parasitics Modeling and Their Contribution to the Power and Ground Path “Effective” Inductance as Seen by the Output Drivers

Ramesh Senthinathan, Andreas C. Cangellaris, John L. Prince

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Abstract

Modeling of the current distribution in package reference (power and ground) planes and the extraction of the associated parasitics are presented. Electrical network and equivalent circuit are developed to model the chip-package interface including the effects of VDD/V SS planes. For single- and multichip packages, methods of calculating the “effective” inductance (Leff) as seen by the output drivers from their on-chip V D D and VSS buses to the tip of the package pin are explained. Variations from the conventional method (where all connections are assumed identical) of calculating Leffare analyzed. Closed-form equations are given to estimate the simultaneous switching noise (SSN) on the on-chip V DD/VSS buses for packaged CMOS circuits. The contribution of reference plane (with and without perforation) parasitics on the SSN are investigated. Optimal package pin placement to minimize the plane inductance is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1765-1773
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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